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Hog's Breath Cafe

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64 Spence Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
(07) 4031 7711
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  • 59
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  • 45
    Very good
  • 17
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  • 6
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  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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This isn't a place I'd regularly dine at, but decided to give it a go. The service is very fast and the interior is cheery/tacky. The food was surprisingly good. My steak was cooked wonderfully. I can see why this place continues to be popular.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
Jade W
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This isn't a place I'd regularly dine at, but decided to give it a go. The service is very fast and the interior is cheery/tacky. The food was surprisingly good. My steak was cooked wonderfully. I can see why this place continues to be popular.

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Lethbridge
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

I stopped in there for lunch with two friends after heading to several other places in Cairns that were full with people at a convention in town. The restaurant was almost completely empty at 1:15, which should have been a hint to us. The wait staff were unprofessional (sitting down at our table, being overly friendly) and the food was... More 

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Nowra, New South Wales, Australia
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29 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Great atmosphere and amazing service. The place was packed an had people lined up out the door waiting to be seated. Despite being busy the food was prompt and tasty. Miss 4 was stoked to get free ice cream!

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London, United Kingdom
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Found this place whilst driving through Cairns due to the large sign on the road side, we drove to the place especially as the restaurants in Palm Cove were quite limited. Good choice of meals and great value food - overall the food was really nice and would happily visit again.

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Perth, Australia
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Ordered a Serious Steak Burger , among other peoples stuff at the table, young guy Jake was nice so was the other young guy that brought the drinks , food came out for another table , we watched as they looked at there Serious Steak Burger and after 5-10 were able to get hold of a worker and sent it... More 

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Traralgon, Australia
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Really quick and excellent service. I had the toasted steak sandwich and other than the sandwich not really being toasted it was delicious. It was more like buttered bread so it would have been nicer with a little more toasting.

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Hawley, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I'm in Australia for two weeks visiting my aunt. We traveled to Cairns for a short visit. I did some research and found this place as one of the more highly recommended places in Cairns. It is a true American restaurant, the states license plates all around the walls, other American attractions on posters. The food was very good, service... More 

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Shepparton, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Our kids love Hog's Breath, it has become a favourite when on holidays in Queensland and we always go when visiting friends in Brisbane - its a "tradition". We arrived at Hog's Breath in Cairns, the arrival greeting was warm and friendly and we were quickly served for drinks. When the waitress (who we guess might be the owner) took... More 

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Mornington, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Can't say enough about the service at this Hogs Breath, all the guys were great, we even ended up having our photo taken while behind the bar! Steaks were great, good value honest food.....would return in a flash.

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Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Never had a bad meal here in the 10 yrs I've been in Cairns. Fresh produce, fantastic chef Fernando and great wait staff. Nothing is too much trouble, it's great to see a restaurant go out of their way to make you comfortable and happy. Claudine looked after us like royalty, the kids were kept busy colouring with complimentary pens... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 64 Spence Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns
  • Phone Number: (07) 4031 7711

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Steakhouse

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